07-16-2007, 07:13 PM #1
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My dept has an old TIC about 9-10 years old needing a new battery pack. The camera is a MSA Argus 2. The battery pack itself is a sealed pack approximately 3''-4'' long. It's rectangle shaped with on end has the entry space for the prongs of the camers. I don't have alot of other info other than that. Checked w/ MSA and they wanted $250 per battery. I am looking to see if we can get it cheeper. There is no model # on the pack itself. I checked w/ a private battery company and they want to see that pack before they can do anything for us, which I understand because of lack of info. Any info would be great.
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07-30-2007, 03:53 PM #2
While $250 may seem steep, look at the advantages of just buying from MSA:
1. You know the battery is the right voltage and amperage to make the TI function;
2. You know that the battery won't melt down in the TI, causing damage;
3. You don't have to waste any more time/effort trying to figure out exactly what size voltage/amperage battery you need;
4. You know that is new, not used, and will provide several years of service.
07-30-2007, 03:57 PM #3I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. ~Edward F. Croker
07-30-2007, 04:18 PM #4
If a fire was started in a TIC due to an incorrect battery, would the TIC see the fire?Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.
07-30-2007, 04:22 PM #5I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. ~Edward F. Croker
07-30-2007, 04:26 PM #6
Another source for TIC batteries is Batteries Plus.
Google their website for the location nearest to you.
They sell everything from AAA to forklift batteries."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
07-30-2007, 10:53 PM #7
We still have a couple Argus 1s and 2s left. Ours are not rechargeable, they have a casing that holds 8 AA batteries. I'll look at ours tomorrow and check for model#s.
07-31-2007, 11:42 AM #8
I guarantee you that Batteries Plus will not buy you a new TI if their battery damages the TI. A top-tier TI manufacturer will.
07-31-2007, 05:16 PM #9
Our Argus 2 uses an Argus Battery Pack DAS532398AA. We bought ours direct from Argus in England.
Holds 8 AA batteries, standard alkalines. We also have Argus 3s with the camcorder style batteries, the AA option is sooooo much easier to work with.
08-05-2007, 08:29 PM #10
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